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DAAD is Offering Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at African Universities and Research Institutions (NELGA Postdoctoral Fellowships)

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Applications are open for the DAAD-NELGA postdoctoral fellowships.

Application Deadline: March 18, 2024

In the programme “Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Policy in Africa” (SLGA), the DAAD supports a fellowship programme available for young academics and professionals from African Union member states in the field of Land Governance and Land Management. The aim is to improve the implementation of land policies by African institutions and experts.

Programme Objectives

The aim of the programme is for African institutions and experts to implement improved land policies in selected countries. Important fields of action are to support the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) in setting up a Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) to improve training and further training capacities in the fields of land management and land policy in Africa, as well as to promote needs-based research in Africa and measures for monitoring, evaluation and knowledge exchange in this area.

Current Calls for Application


Fellowships Overview

  • NELGA Postdoctoral Fellowships aim to promote demand-driven research and science communication on land governance in Africa. By selecting suitable candidates with an existing connection to central institutions of land policy in Africa, the fellowship programme further strengthens institutional capacity for land governance and science-based land policy development.
  • NELGA Short-Term Research Fellowships available for young African researchers at post-graduate level, to strengthen the need for open research topics and questions in the field of land management, land governance and land policy in Africa.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must

  • have completed their PhD degree at a state or state recognized institution of higher education;
  • have a background in land governance/ land management or a related field (e.g. land administration, land economics, urban and regional planning, geomatics);
  • be nationals of an African country;
  • be granted leave of absence by their home institution in case of conducting a field study or research stay abroad. Female applicant

Eligible Fields

Special consideration will be given to proposals that address the cross-cutting issues outlined in the factsheet accompanying this call. If you are not sure if your research field is fitting, do not hesitate to contact DAAD for consultation.

Place of Tenure

  • The fellowships are tenable in the field, at a state or state recognized institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in any African country.
  • If the selected institution is not the home institution, it should be willing to host the fellow during his/her research stay and to provide adequate assistance.
    The terms of cooperation at the host institution must have been clarified and documented prior to the research stay.

    Duration
  • The fellowships are tenable for a period of maximum 12 months. Only full months are fundable. The fellowship is not renewable.

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Fellowships Benefits

The basic fellowship consists of:

  • a monthly rate of EUR 800;
  • a virtual training workshop on Advocacy for Research Output In Addition, support for the following may be granted upon request (subject to availability of funds):
  • Reimbursement of expenses for scientific publications in relevant journals up to a maximum of EUR 1500.

Application Procedure

Applicants will be required to:

  • register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered): https://portal.daad.de/
  • apply online under the following link: Click here For technical questions regarding the DAAD-Portal, please contact [email protected].

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